help me choose-a vulture,sycip or kelly?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    37

    help me choose-a vulture,sycip or kelly?

    i like 'em all-but i do like that headbadge on the diesel-also i'm currently using Pauls' dropouts(i like them-so easy) but should i go eno- i have nothing against v's+ i already have them-help me i can't decide.SS
    Singletrack Sinatra

  2. #2
    get down!
    Reputation: appleSSeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,187
    I'd say fillet brazed Wily, but out of the three definitely Sycip. They cost waaay too much though It's just a bike. I just don't like the welds on the vulture and they raised their prices too much. I say look at www.wilycycles.com, www.groundupdesigns.com, www.curtlo.com and www.waltworks.com all just a good if not better bikes for less money. Spend the money you saved on beer and prostitutes.
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

    visit my blog, BEATS, BIKES & LIFE

  3. #3
    "Mr. Britannica"
    Reputation: roadiegonebad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,818
    Quote Originally Posted by Singletrack Sinatra
    i like 'em all-but i do like that headbadge on the diesel-also i'm currently using Pauls' dropouts(i like them-so easy) but should i go eno- i have nothing against v's+ i already have them-help me i can't decide.SS

    It's up to you... but I would get the one that fits best.

  4. #4
    Drinkin' Buddy
    Reputation: Blowout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    155

    Go with a Vulture

    Wade makes a beautiful ride, and the paint from Derrick is looking fabulous. I got the chance to drop in on Wade over the holidays and check out his new shop in Bend and he showed me his new setup. He actually has real space to work in along with newer machinery and equipment. I have had mine for over two years now and it is great, just what I asked for in a bike.
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/uploads/mtbr/234046/muddy_vulture.jpg">
    In its usual muddy state.
    Got Beer?

  5. #5
    hands up who wants to die
    Reputation: rpet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,405
    SYCIP BROTHER! how can you even ask this question??

    -rob in NY

  6. #6
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,236
    Talk to each and see who clicks.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  7. #7
    Bikes not Bombs.....
    Reputation: SS Jerry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    508
    ..... Spend the money you saved on beer and prostitutes.

    I would rather spend my money on a decent frame that I can ride for many years instead of riding a pros-ti-toad for a few nights....

    As for spending money on Beer....I don't condemn or condone the drinking of alcoholic beverages... just don't drink and drive. I was hit by a drunk driver when I was young and paralyzed from the waist down, had to go to re-hab for a year and learn to walk again.....I have one leg slightly shorter than the other...

    My Advice...

    Spend all your disposable money on good bikes, then let the other desires of life take their place, you will never regret waking up next to your Ti-XC-SS frame, while the alternative may be a rude awakening......

    JS
    Thanks to all of you for your friendships on this board..... -

  8. #8
    Out spokin'
    Reputation: Sparticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    9,475

    That's the ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Talk to each and see who clicks.
    shiggy's got it. Since you're talking custom you're sure to wind up with a bike that fits. Half the fun of the custom experience is working with the guy who builds your dream. Call 'em up. Ask 'em some questions. See if you can go ridin' with 'em. Then decide.

    --Sparty
    disciplesofdirt.org

    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    373

    Why not........

    check out the boys and girls at IF ? .......none finer IMHO

  10. #10
    veinte nueve pulgadas
    Reputation: nzumbi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    419

    My vote...

    is for Walt. www.waltworks.com

    Absolute pleasure to deal with. Honest, up front about everyting, and cool. He tells it like it is.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: PinsNeedles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    687

    Personal touch...

    I bought a Vulture because I am fortunate enough to live near a custom builder, and Wade makes what I was looking for. I was measured by the builder and was able to watch my frame made and support a neighbor...
    If you live in Colorado, you have this option with Ground-Up, Walt, Wily...to name a few.
    I would talk to the local builders and see what you can find...
    ' Bend's dirtiest Acupuncturist '

    bendoregonsinglespeeders

    teamwebcyclery

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Diesel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    223

    SyCip

    My diesel is the best riding bike I have ever owned (and I have owned several)! Fortunately, I fit their Medium perfectly but I used different tubing to make the ride perfect. Give Jay and Jeremy a ring they will be more than happy to make whatever you want.

    I have four! (Medium Diesel, Custom Double Dribble, Custom Pave and a Custom Javaboy)


    Good luck in your decision!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13
    Illegal Allien
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    255
    I really wanted a Sycip but I just couldn't afford it. Choice was based merely on the fact of what I've heard about them and I wanted the best SS steel frame money could buy.

    I ended up buying a Kelly but UPS hasn't been here yet. I should be putting together that baby Fri night and riding it Sat and Sun. I can give you my impressions on how it rides come Mon.


  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,438

    Sycip and not because I'm bias...

    well maybe because I'm bias.

    I love my Sycip bikes, Jeremy and Jay do great work and are easy to talk and work with.

    Shiggy hit it though, I'd give each of the companies you're interested a call and talk to them personally.

    Good luck in your frame adventures.

  15. #15
    an eagle in your mind
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    182
    98% of the riders here love their custom bikes; say that their builder is awesome to work with; dialed-in perfectly; yadda yadda yadda

    flip a coin

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    240

    Double Dribble

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel
    My diesel is the best riding bike I have ever owned (and I have owned several)! Fortunately, I fit their Medium perfectly but I used different tubing to make the ride perfect. Give Jay and Jeremy a ring they will be more than happy to make whatever you want.

    I have four! (Medium Diesel, Custom Double Dribble, Custom Pave and a Custom Javaboy)


    Good luck in your decision!
    What kind of fork ar you using for your Double Dribble? Does your DD have 3"-4"-5" adj. travel?

  17. #17
    highly visible
    Reputation: GlowBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,179
    Quote Originally Posted by PinsNeedles
    I bought a Vulture because I am fortunate enough to live near a custom builder, and Wade makes what I was looking for. I was measured by the builder and was able to watch my frame made and support a neighbor...
    If you live in Colorado, you have this option with Ground-Up, Walt, Wily...to name a few.
    I would talk to the local builders and see what you can find...
    That hits the nail on the head for me. I considered other custom builders, but Wade is in the same state I am, and I wanted to keep my business as local as possible. (Of course Vanilla would have been even more local, but way out of my league!) Anyway, that plus the great word of mouth and the loyal "local" following made Vulture the first builder I talked to. I liked what Wade had to say enough that I knew I didn't need to keep looking.

    There are a lot of good builders out there. I'd start by talking to local/in-state builders first and see what they can do for you. If it doesn't seem quite right, expand your search, but I don't see any reason not to start close to home.
    "People like GloyBoy are deaf. They are partisan, intellectually lazy & usually very angry." -Jaybo

  18. #18
    dusty paw tracks
    Reputation: slimTreeshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    208

    don't forget philly by sycip

    here's mine. it's not nearly so clean anymore.

    i really want a new one w/ EBB and disc. ti would be nice tho.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    565
    Don't have a custom bike. But I have more fun and love the ride on my $199(for the frame) Fort SS than my other bikes. The least expensive bike I own is now the only one that ever seems to get ridden.
    "I AM"

    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~Jim Elliot


    The only free people in this world are slaves to God. ~Ravenhill

    Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin. ~Ravenhill

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Diesel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    223

    My Double dribble

    Quote Originally Posted by psOption3
    What kind of fork ar you using for your Double Dribble? Does your DD have 3"-4"-5" adj. travel?

    I opted for the four inch travel. The adjustable travel made the bike handle good in 3", better in 4" and just plain weird in 5". I run a Fox F100RLC on the front.

Similar Threads

  1. Anybody ride Kelly Ck in N. Idaho?
    By SciBot in forum Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-22-2004, 07:17 PM
  2. Kelly fork tire clearance?
    By bikeny in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-14-2004, 02:16 PM
  3. Kelly 29er Fork in classifieds
    By clarkin in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-06-2004, 04:51 PM
  4. Which work stand to choose (Park/Pedros)?
    By BikeManiac in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-11-2004, 08:00 PM
  5. Anyone riding a Spot or Kelly 29er???
    By Kam in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-29-2004, 09:57 AM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.